New Message Notification

4 Pillars of Thriving Online Communities

Profile photo of Ann Submitted by Ann June 16, 2013 Website :

Community and engagement are popular buzzwords that scatter the social web on almost a weekly basis. But until we sit down and define what it means to build a community, it will be difficult to do it as effectively as possible. In a recent conversation I had with venture capitalist Brad Feld, he talked me about the core principles of building what he refers to as a startup community. The principles are equally applicable to building any kind of online community.For a community to truly thrive,there are 4 pillars that must be in place.

1. A Leader/Entrepreneur

To start, somebody must assume responsibility for building the community. If you’re a blogger or the social media manager for a brand, you must take the lead. Every online community that has thrived has a clearly defined leader.

Facebook Share and earn points.
Share on Google+

You Might Also Like

Most Valuable and Active Kinggers

Profile photo of Amit SharanProfile photo of James LingProfile photo of Winford MooreProfile photo of Janice WaldProfile photo of PaulProfile photo of DaveProfile photo of Judith ChangProfile photo of Gavin McDonaldProfile photo of David KilburnProfile photo of John A KarnishProfile photo of Tom KimpProfile photo of LukeProfile photo of MarkProfile photo of MaxProfile photo of VijayProfile photo of Black


One Response to “4 Pillars of Thriving Online Communities” Leave a reply ›

  • Profile photo of Riza [Moderator] Profile

    Among the 4 pillars mentioned, what got me interested was the third one. Inclusive of everyone who wants to be a part of that community isn’t such a popular idea, but the explanations made it easier to understand why that should be the case.

    I also have to agree with the fourth one. I mean, no matter how hyped up your community is in the beginning, the excitement will wane. That’s why ongoing activities are so important.

    Nicely written post, Srinivas!

Leave a Comment

You must be logged in to post a comment

CommentLuv badge

Want MASSIVE Traffic? Then check out > KINGGED.COM'S SUPER PROMOTION To Reach MILLIONS OF PEOPLE On 100+ Blogs and 1,000+ Sites Click To See.